"Additional examples of process intensification via 3D printing can be found in direct air capture, bioreactors, gasification for syngas and hydrogen, catalysis, and pyrolysis."

In addition to heat exchangers, all these would seem to have major implications for a variety of advanced energy applications.

Curious how they hold up under the industrial pressures, heat, corrosion, friction, etc. that will be at issue. Good post!

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Great article! I’ve been really into the open-source space for 3D printers (firmware and hardware modifications). Also a chemical and environmental engineer by training, so I find these applications really important and exciting. Where do you see the role (if any) for open-source printers and their engineers in moving this forward? For example: using/contributing to software that enables lattice structures? New more efficient file formats? Hardware mods? Also assumed that you’re talking about SLS rather than cheaper tech like FDM.

Would love to chat and learn from you!

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